Richard Croxton Carter

Male1490–29 September 1558

Brief Life History of Richard Croxton

When Richard Croxton Carter was born in 1490, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, his father, Sir John William Nicholas de Carter, was 15 and his mother, Alice Ann Croxton, was 28. He married Lady Joan Elizabeth Bourchier in 1525, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 September 1558, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in London St Dionis Backchurch, Middlesex, England.

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Richard Croxton Carter
Lady Joan Elizabeth Bourchier
Marriage: 1525
Nicholas Richard Carter
Faith Carter
Paradice Carter
Rychard Carter
William Carter
Thomas Carter I
John Carter
Margaret Carter
Jane Carter

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  • Richard Croxton Carter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Death and grave information
  • Sir Richard Carter in the UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1525Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (2)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer

    Age 59

    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    Age 68

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

    Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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